is gearing up to welcome some 600 freshmen to campus on Friday.
check into residence halls on the morning of Friday, Aug. 18.
Returning students will move back into the residence halls on
Sunday, Aug. 20. On both days UNC Asheville faculty and staff will
be on hand to help students and their parents with the move.
A highlight of
freshman orientation will be a formal convocation ceremony for
students and their families at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, on UNC
Asheville’s Quad. Robert Yearout, the 2006 recipient of the Award
for Excellence in Teaching from the University of North Carolina’s
Board of Governors, will give the keynote address. Yearout, who
joined UNC Asheville’s faculty in 1987, is a professor of industrial
engineering and management. He is known for teaching freshman
humanities courses with the same enthusiasm with which he approaches
seniors in the industrial and engineering management program.
As part of
their new student orientation, nearly 100 freshmen are participating
in UNCA Outdoors’ Wilderness Experience. Now in its ninth year, the
Wilderness Experience offers outdoor adventures like rock climbing
and rafting combined with sessions on UNC Asheville’s history and
successfully preparing for college life. The program began August 13
and will run through Thursday.
Monday, Aug. 21.
information on the start of school, call the University at